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Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2010 13:58:04 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: CVE request - kernel: nfsd4: bug in read_buf
Upstream commit:

Introduced in commit 89fc0a31 ( v2.5.49) and 099e99f0 (v2.6.0-test3). 
Fixed in v2.6.34-rc6.

"When read_buf is called to move over to the next page in the pagelist 
of an NFSv4 request, it sets argp->end to essentially a random number, 
certainly not an address within the page which argp->p now points to. 
So subsequent calls to READ_BUF will think there is much more than a 
page of spare space (the cast to u32 ensures an unsigned comparison) so 
we can expect to fall off the end of the second page."

There's a possibility of triggering this with a specially crafted NFS 
WRITE request (if accepted by the server).

Thanks, Eugene
main(i) { putchar(182623909 >> (i-1) * 5&31|!!(i<7)<<6) && main(++i); }

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